ICALEO® | Oct. 22—26, 2017
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel (Atlanta, GA USA)


The International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO®is the conference where researchers and end-users meet to review the state-of-the art in laser materials processing and predict where the future will lead. From its inception, ICALEO has been devoted to the field of laser materials processing and is viewed as the premier source of technical information in the field.

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Anyone interested in laser materials processing from the basic understanding of the interaction between a laser beam and a material, to those interested in how a process can be integrated and optimized for an application. Laser Institute of America's goal for ICALEO is to bring both academic and industrial people together who may benefit from laser technology. This includes end-users and scientists as well as engineers and technicians engaged in developing laser technology.

Each year ICALEO features areas of topical interest. This year’s featured sessions include diode lasers for processing and pumping, laser process monitoring and control, laser processing of biological materials, lasers in nanotechnology and environmental technology, laser hybrid processing, laser manufacturing for alternative energy sources and laser business development.


  • Plenary Session
  • Laser Materials Processing Conference
  • Laser Microprocessing Conference
  • Nanomanufacturing Conference
  • Poster Presentation Gallery
  • Business Forum & Panel Discussion
  • President's Reception
  • Student Paper Award
  • Laser Industry Vendor Reception & Tabletop Display
  • LIA Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Friedhelm Dorsch, TRUMPF Laser - und Systemtechnik GmbH
  • Thomas Graf, University of Stuttgart
  • Paul Hilton, TWI Ltd.
  • Tony Hoult, IPG Photonics Corporation
  • Stefan Kaierle, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.
  • Dietmar Kracht, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.
  • Xinbing Liu, Panasonic Boston Laboratory
  • Henrikki Pantsar, Valoe
  • Rajesh Patel, Spectra Physics
  • Kunihiko Washio, Paradigm Laser Research Ltd.
  • Rongshi Xiao, Beijing University of Technology
  • Jianhua Yao, Zhejiang University of Technology
  • Minlin Zhong, Tsingshua University

Congress General Chair:
Christoph Leyens, Fraunhofer IWS

Laser Materials Processing Chair:
Klaus Kleine, Coherent Inc.

Laser Microprocessing Co-chairs:
Michelle Stock, mlstock consulting
Cather Simpson, University of Auckland

Nanomanufacturing Conference Chair:
Yongfeng Lu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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